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Lucid Motors Design Studio

Car Design News’ North America correspondent Laura Burstein is the first non-Lucid employee inside the new Silicon Valley space, which encompasses more than just designing cars

It’s been a long time coming for Lucid design director Derek Jenkins and team: a permanent space to call home. For nearly seven years, designers worked out of makeshift digs in various locations as they toiled to bring CEO Peter Rawlinson’s vision of a California-born, luxury EV to life.

“We moved five times. The teams were all spread out and nothing was centralised,” explains Jenkins. “In our original location the steel plate was above ground so we had to step up on remote stanchions just to see the car at eye level. We never had a power wall or special tools. It was very much a startup scenario. You could still do the work, but getting a proper space to work in was a big milestone for us.”

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